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The estimation of experience curves in the auto parts industry in Japan
creator
Mokudai, Takeshi
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Economics
abstract
This article examines the effects of cumulating experience on cost behavior in the auto parts industry in Japan.Based on the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) database, experience curves are estimated foreach of 46 items of auto parts during 1960-97. The results of the analysis are as follows: the prices of 28 items fallby 4-1.990891e+00ach time cumulative volume doubles; the ones of 2 items rise by 5-0x1.fc06cb6a47bp+0s cumulative volume dou-bles; and the rest of items are either indifferent to production volume or statistically insignificant. The evidencesupports the existence of experience curve effects in the auto parts industry in Japan. This article also discussesstrategic implications of experience curve effects in the auto parts industry. The findings suggest that expandingstrategy should be employed in conjunction with complementary capabilities such as product development skills,sophisticated logistics functions, and capacities to manage inter-firm relationship in order to expand a market shareand to increase production volume.
journal title
Journal of International Development and Cooperation
volume
Volume 6
issue
Issue 1
start page
119
end page
132
date of issued
2000-03
publisher
広島大学国際協力研究科
issn
1341-0903
ncid
SelfDOI
language
jpn
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
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format
application/pdf
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publisher
department
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation
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